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That guns do more than protect us from criminals;
by Lyn Nofziger

That guns do more than protect us from criminals;
more importantly,
they protect us from the ongoing threat of government.
- Lyn Nofziger

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

The executive branch has grown too strong,
the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.
- Lyn Nofziger

A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote.
- Lyn Nofziger

 

I'm not a social friend of the Reagans.
That's by their choice and by mine.
They don't drink enough.
- Lyn Nofziger

These things I believe: that government should butt out.
- Lyn Nofziger

I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something
funny that Richard Nixon said.
- Lyn Nofziger

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One of the things that bothers me most is the growing
belief in the country that security is more important than freedom.
It ain't.
- Lyn Nofziger

Government should work to insure the rights of the individual,
not plot to take them away.
- Lyn Nofziger

Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant,
government will take it all away.
Individual freedom demands individual responsibility.
- Lyn Nofziger

I cannot show remorse because I do not believe I am guilty.
- Lyn Nofziger

That foreign trade should be fair rather than free.
- Lyn Nofziger

That government is not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil.
- Lyn Nofziger

I don't like government, it's just that simple.
- Lyn Nofziger

Several things about Reagan are unusual in a public man.
He was not a typical politician at all,
but a private man in public life.
- Lyn Nofziger

The best thing going for us is Al Gore.
I cannot conceive how the American people could elect him.
On the other hand, I couldn't conceive how they could
elect a Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton -
especially Clinton in '96.
- Lyn Nofziger

The reason this country continues its drift toward
socialism and big nanny government is because too many
people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing,
not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.
- Lyn Nofziger

I think the American people have become more reliant
upon government and less reliant upon themselves and
that they now tend to put security ahead of freedom,
but I think freedom is the most important aspect of our lives.
- Lyn Nofziger

He and Reagan were not at all alike,
because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't.
Yet in some ways they were alike.
Neither really liked to talk on the telephone,
for instance.
And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners.
- Lyn Nofziger

Most politicians - those people who live,
eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk
about politics and tell political war stories.
Reagan didn't do that.
His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories.
He loved that.
- Lyn Nofziger

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Guns are neat little things, aren't they? They can
kill extraordinary people with very little effort.
- John W. Hinckley, Jr.

We live in a world of guns, bombs and terror.
To conquer hate seems a nigh-impossible task.
- Theodore Bikel

Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical
steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental
shootings and suicides involving guns.
- Carl Levin

The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes
to be played out with guns in our streets.
We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country.
- Gary Johnson

Who's the new Ramones, who's the new Guns 'N Roses,
who's the new Motley Crue, who's the new Black Sabbath? They're coming,
they're on the street, they're 16, 17 years old.
- Nikki Sixx

It was comical because you're at a firing range,
all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns.
- Ryan Reynolds

People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers.
It does not alter the immorality of the act when the
income transfer is carried out by government.
- Cal Thomas

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus,
that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes,
but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
- Kanye West

It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's,
but I felt I had to stick to my guns.
- Harold Pinter

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable
seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
- Ernest Gaines

The world is filled with violence.
Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding
citizens should also have guns.
Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
- James Earl Jones

I have a lot of fun with guns, especially the M-16,
but my favourite is my little .22.
It fits nicely in the palm of your hand.
I do limit myself to blanks.
- Jeri Ryan

I always believed it would happen and stuck to my guns.
- Kid Rock

Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
- Hermann Goering

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses,
row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below.
- John McCrae

On one hand, as a filmmaker, I don't want to make a
movie with guns everywhere.
- Jim McKay

We must get rid of all the guns.
- Sarah Brady

There is - you know, there's receipts for rented cars
and license plates and guns and hand prints and palm prints and fingerprints.
You know, I want to wait until I'm in a court.
- Patty Hearst

We don't let them have ideas.
Why would we let them have guns?
- Joseph Stalin

Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country.
I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration,
I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin.
- Michael Bloomberg

Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable
arguments of the rights of kings.
- Frederick The Great

Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA -
ordinary citizens don't need guns,
as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
- Heinrich Himmler

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against
an enemy who depends only on fists or guns.
Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
- David Seabury

Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful.
Butter merely makes us fat.
- Hermann Goering

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike.
But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its
neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
- George Will

Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access
to guns or violence on TV.
It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life.
- Rob Reiner

The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country!
Common sense wins out.
I'm just so thrilled and excited.
The sale of guns must stop.
Halfway measures are not enough.
- Sarah Brady

There are naked people in boots on a mountain top firing guns.
- Andy Richter

Unless they're a fugitive or a felon,
or adjudicated mentally ill, we're not against them buying guns at all.
- Sarah Brady

I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off.
- Roger Moore

I don't think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks.
- Bernardo Bertolucci

I thought the Secret Service would protect me from the press,
but they were at my house to protect me from assassins with guns,
not with assassins with pencils.
- Michael Reagan

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never
encircle or hold down the idea of the people.
- Huey Newton

No, we're not looking at how to control criminals...
we're talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns.
- Howard Metzenbaum

My favourite all-time work of fiction:
Lord of the Rings.
My favourite all-time nonfiction book:
Guns,
Germs, and Steel.
Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
- Orson Scott Card

I went over to the Charlestown Navy Yard yesterday
and saw some big men of war,
one over 100 guns.
- John D. Long

I hate guns.
- John Howard

At least 50 times.
I've jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car.
I've been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns.
- Dennis Rodman

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns -
outside the door.
- Martin McGuinness

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
- Dianne Feinstein

The public is usually slow to catch on to new things,
and it's important that musicians stick to their guns
and not look for that instant gratification.
- Greg Ginn

We damaged all the big guns we could,
and carried away the powder and the lead.
- Chief Joseph

We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis
and Clark what they needed,
and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
- Chief Joseph

All kinds of celebrities, political ones as well,
are increasingly being targeted.
In this country, with all the countless guns.
- Cesar Romero

If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter.
- Joseph Goebbels

In England, we don't have any guns whatsoever.
- Simon Pegg


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